Lynn Carlson
Office: (515) 967-0046 x3032
Direct: (515) 360-3008
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1003 8TH ST. SW, Altoona, IA 50009

"You Win with Lynn" When you hire me to list and sell your home, or help you find your next home, everyone wins because I put your needs and wants first . As a former teacher, I am able to listen 'between the lines' to ensure that you are satisfied with every aspect involved. With over 20 years of experience, I have learned much that is not in the books and am eager to pass along my knowledge to you.

Professional Designations

  • Certified New Homes Specialist, CNHS
  • Graduate Realtor Institute, GRI
  • Short Sales and Forclosure Resource, SFR
  • Broker Associate, Broker Associate


  • I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, fewer than 10% of Realtors have extended thier education to this level.
  • I also have earned several other designations over the years, covering many areas.

Specialty Markets

  • First Time Buyers, I love being able to help you achieve the dream of owning your first home.
  • New Home Buyers, Finding the right builder and the right plan to build your dream home is a joy.
  • Relocation Buyers and Sellers, Moving to a new area is a challenge, I am ready and willing to step up to it. Being a detail person helps here.

General Qualifications

  • I am a full time agent and am able and willing to devote my time to you.
  • I have over 25 years of experience selling homes, starting in Minnesota and moving to the Des Moines area in 1993.
  • I have been married for 32 years, have three sons, a daughter-in-law and a delightful 10 year old grand-daughter.
  • I am proud to be a Breast Cancer Survivor.
  • I work closely with the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising campaign.
  • I am a very tenacious person who loves to negoitate on your behalf. Maybe it is because I have 4 brothers... no sisters!
  • .As a former Home Economics Teacher, I am a junkie for education and am constantly learning new skills and ideas.